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Title Phoenix dance [electronic resource] / a film by Karina Epperlein ; produced and directed by Karina Epperlein ; Transit 2100.
Published Boston, MA : Fanlight Productions, 2006.

Description 1 online resource (22 min.)
Series Health and society in video
Note Includes public performance rights.
Contents Short version (16 min.) -- Long version (22 min.).
Summary A heroic journey of transformation and healing, Phoenix Dance challenges our expectations of what it means to be "disabled." In March, 2001, renowned dancer Homer Avila discovered that the pain in his hip was cancer. A month later, his right leg and most of his hip were amputated. Using interviews, studio rehearsals, and performances, the film follows the evolution of "Pas," a pas de deux created for Avila by choreographer Alonzo King. In a deeply moving and intimate collaboration with dancer Andrea Flores, Avila creates a new unity--a beautiful creature with three legs and four arms--in which traditional roles are reversed: the man's vulnerability and the woman's strength sweetly complement each other, and their solo outbursts develop themes of interdependence, trust, and strength.
Note Previously published as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Health and society in video). Available via World Wide Web.
Language In English; closed-captioned.
Subject Avila, Homer.
Dance for people with disabilities.
Dance -- United States.
Dancers with disabilities -- Biography.
People with disabilities -- United States.
Genre Documentary films.
Internet videos.
Related Names Avila, Homer.
Epperlein, Karina.
Flores, Andrea.
King, Alonzo.
Fanlight Productions.
Transit 2100 (Firm)
Related Titles Pas (Choreographic work : King)
Collection Title Alexander Street Press.
NIH/NLM Women's Health Resources Dissemination Outreach Project Grant.
Related To Original video publisher number DVD-462
Original 1572958626 (OCoLC)166423081
Original 9781572958623